Archive for January 2017

The cost of Trump’s wall on consumers

Donald Trump always said the US taxpayer was not going to pay for the wall separating Mexico from the US. He always said Mexico was not going to pay for it. And Mexico has refused. Trump wants it so bad? He can pay for it. So what’s Trump’s solution? A 20 per cent tax on imports from Mexico.…

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A look at Europe’s future

Take a look at this map. It shows areas in Europe with strong nationalist tendencies. Some have active separatist movements, others are demanding increased autonomy but not independence In many of these regions, secessionist movements may be favored by a minority of the population. In all these regions, there is some degree of national consciousness…

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Can Trump make America great again?

“Make America great again” may be a catchy slogan but after Trump takes the oath of office today, they’ll become more than words. The reality is it’s going to be a lot harder and messier. And it might take more years to achieve than the four that Trump now has. First, there is the debate…

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Trump parallels with Iraq

Anyone trying to make sense of the markets now should go back to 2003 when the US invaded Iraq. The markets expected a decisive victory. During the days and weeks when American troops advanced on Baghdad, the market climbed. As they entered Baghdad and marched on the center of the city, the market traded higher…

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